Problem connecting to public wireless networks with Vista Home Bas

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Gov5225, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Gov5225

    Gov5225 Guest

    When I connect to the unsecured wireless public network at my college I can
    get an IP address for the network but I cannot visit only one site on the
    web, Google. For any other site my browser gives an error message, “unable
    to locate site†or “waiting for replyâ€. How do I solve this problem?
     
    Gov5225, Apr 15, 2007
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  2. Any chance they have a proxy you need to use? I would check with the admins
    for that network at the college for help...

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    Sooner Al [MVP], Apr 15, 2007
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  3. Gov5225

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    I did and we found that it is a problem with the wireless router the school
    uses. They have 2 different brands, one works fine with vista while the other
    doesn't. They are both connected to the same server. Are there firewalls or
    something I need to turn off for the other routers to work?
     
    Gov5225, Apr 15, 2007
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  4. Some routers can have issues with Vista. The best you can do is to run this
    test and see what the results are.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/tools/igd/default.mspx

    Note the warning - "Running this tool from behind a corporate firewall or on
    operating systems other than those specified above won't produce accurate
    results."...

    I suppose its possible firmware upgrades to the questionable router may
    help. That is an issue for the college network admins however..

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    Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

    Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
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    Sooner Al [MVP], Apr 15, 2007
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  5. Gov5225

    AJR Guest

    Gov5225 Quote "...we found that it is a problem with the wireless router the
    school uses. They have 2 different brands,..." - that does not compute
    (pardon the pun). When you successfully connect to Google via router V the
    quote would indicate that the connection switches to router B.
     
    AJR, Apr 15, 2007
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  6. Gov5225

    Gov5225 Guest

    Every 1000 ft the school has placed a wireless router. In the liberary I can
    successfully connect and do what ever I want. When I go outside of the range
    of that router my computer picks up the next closest wireless connection,
    called renegade. Renegade uses a different brand of wireless router than
    liberary. When I connect to renegade I can only reach one site
    "www.google.com" and no other. When I try, I get a "waiting for site" or
    "connection timed out" error message. I get the same error message even I
    try a link inside the google site.
     
    Gov5225, Apr 15, 2007
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  7. Gov5225

    AJR Guest

    Computes afterall - I think your explanation states the problem well -
     
    AJR, Apr 15, 2007
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  8. Gov5225

    Gov5225 Guest

    I used the website to run test and found the TCP High Performance Protocol
    FAILED on the networks I cannot connect to. What can I do now?
     
    Gov5225, Apr 21, 2007
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  9. This means that your router does not support window scaling (documented in
    RFC 1323). Check your router mfgr's web site to see if there is updated
    firmware to fix this, if not I would recommend you buy a new router - there
    is a link on the test results page that shows routers which have received a
    Windows Vista Logo. That would be a good place to start.
     
    Karl Froelich [MS], Apr 24, 2007
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